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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

ELECTIONEERING

DEFINITION:
The activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party or candidate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
These campaigns avoided electioneering violations because they didn’t advocate for a candidate or ballot initiative.
Denton Record Chronicle , 02/26/2024

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. To finish successfully

accomplish

brandish

various

value


2. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

egregious

sabotage

serenity

unsightly


3. Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

unsightly

materialize

dismal

versatile


4. Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

minority

imperious

function

meticulous


5. To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

replenish

ensure

oppose

meander


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